Police Charge Man After Pursuit In Truck At Bourke

A man will face court today charged following a pursuit with police in the state’s north-west at the weekend.

Just after 11pm on Friday (17 May 2024), officers attached to Central North Police District attempted to stop a light rigid truck on Parkdale Road, Bourke, after sighting no registration plates.

When the truck failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated. A short time later police deployed road spikes and it came to a stop on the levee bank near the Mitchell Highway.

The driver fled on foot and was arrested a short time later and taken to Bourke Police Station.

The 29-year-old man was charged with drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, police pursuit – not stop – drive at speed, police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly, and use unregistered registrable Class A motor vehicle on road.

He was refused bail and appeared at Dubbo Local Court via AVL on Saturday (18 May 2024), where he was formally refused bail to reappear at Bourke Local Court today (Monday 20 May 2024).

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